29 Jan 2010

50 Books to Read Before You Die

The metallic bookmark from Dublin, Ireland. The list of 50 books one must read during the lifetime.

28 Jan 2010

Winter Bookmark

The handmade bookmark from Finland! Made from wool, specially designed for the winter season:)

26 Jan 2010

Carl Larsson

The bookmark with the illustration of Carl Larsson from Stockholm, Sweden.

Carl Larsson was born in Stockholm, on 28 May 1853. His family was very poor and Carl grew up in dismal circumstances. The only glimmer of hope was his strong artistic talent, which emerged early on in his life. After the Art Academy Carl worked at illustrating books, magazines and daily newspapers. Carl met Karin and married in 1883 and had eight children. Karin and the children quickly became Carl’s favourite models.
On this bookmark - his wife Karin and his daughter Kersti.

25 Jan 2010

The Wisdom of Buddha

The bookmark from the Netherlands. The photo: On the path to the Phuktal monastery, at 4000 m., Zanskar, India. It's written on the bookmark: There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. /The Buddha/

24 Jan 2010


The bookmark from the United Kingdom with the old Gaelic blessing: May the roads rise with you, and the wind be always at your back, and may the Lord hold you in the hollow of His hand.

21 Jan 2010


The bookmark with the photo of Portuguese tiles from Portugal.

The azulejo (tile) is the most typical and widely used form of decoration in Portugal since the middle ages up to now. Portuguese tiles are one of the best architectural features that can be observed in Portugal and from the churches and significant edifices to roadside pavements, all are decorated with exquisitely designed and ornate tiles. Portuguese tiles are popularly referred to as ‘azulejos’ all over the country and the term originated form the Arabic word ‘az-zulavi’ which meant a kind of refined stone.

After the earthquake of 1755, it was discovered that these azulejos could withstand extreme weather conditions and were water proof and as a result they began to be sued in the exteriors of buildings.

20 Jan 2010


The plastic bookmark from the USA. The expressive image on this bookmark was created by Susan Kare, a pioneering and influential computer iconographer. Since 1983, the San Francisco-based designer has designed thousands of software icons that have become familiar to anyone who uses a computer. This bookmark developed by The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. It has been singularly important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world. The museum's collection offers an unparalleled overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design, drawings, painting, sculpture, photography, prints, illustrated books and artist's books, film, and electronic media.

19 Jan 2010


The bookmark with bookworm from the Netherlands. This creature loves to hang over the pages of books.

p.s. There was a break in my blog because I've broken my right hand :((( It's not the best way to start a new year...


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